The winners of the Great Canadian Song Quest were just announced and there were quite a few surprises. After weeks of voting and my couch actually narrowly missing getting on the ballot, 13 locations and 13 songwriters have been chosen to create a new Canadian playlist.
Check out the list of the canadian places and artists below:
Tofino, British Columbia and Oh Susanna
Hoodoos/Badlands, Alberta and Jay Sparrow
Good Time Charlieâ€™s at The Plains, Saskatchewan and The Deep Dark Woods
Waskada, Manitoba and Chantal Kreviazuk
Algonquin Park, Ontario and Hawksley Workman
The Black Sheep Inn, Quebec and Martha Wainwright
Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick and David Myles
Singing Sand Beach, Prince Edward Island and Catherine MacLellan
The Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia and Joel Plaskett
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Hey Rosetta!
Tuktoyaktuk Pingos, Northwest Territories and Dana Sipos
Dawson City, Yukon and Kim Barlow
The Road to Nowhere, Nunavut and Lucie Idlout
I got every single location wrong but correctly guessed David Myles, Hawksley Workman, Chantal Kreviazuk, Martha Wainwright, Kim Barlow and Hey Rosetta!
The artists now have four weeks to write, produce and record the song about their locations. The final product will unveiled on November 23rd on Radio 2 Morning and Radio 2 Drive. And then I assume we’ll be able to buy it. Emphasize on the buying, not the illegal downloading.
It’s such an amazing compilation. I’m just sad my couch won’t be a part of it!